The Downey Legend

Alanis Martinez

Alanis Martinez, Photographer

With a very open minded and determined personality, Alanis Martinez, 10, joins the Downey Legend as a photographer. Since 7th grade, Martinez has shown her interest in photojournalism, photography, and writing which made her grow and improve her skills, guiding her to join this year's newspaper staff as a photographer. Whether it be a big or small project, Martinez is very optimistic about her first year and can't wait to be involved to showcase her creative ideas. With qualities of being a natural leader, Martinez hopes to enter a profession in the educational field working with kids. Martinez was a camp counselor for kindergarteners and hopes to one day influence and shape kids into amazing leaders as well. 

“Being a part of journalism made me feel like I have an important role in the school” Martinez stated. “Spreading the word and involving everyone, whether it be with a small interview, can go a long way, I feel like I've grown, not just educational wise but also as a person”

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